While I read many positive reviews, I read one lone article that your clay may contain contaminants like glycophosphates and hints that it may contain arsenic? Please clarify.
With all the precautions we take, the guarantee we provide, our mission and vision and everything we have sacrificed to make this cookware a reality, do you think we would have overlooked these elements? If you didn’t catch this already while reading her article and the comments that follow, the article is a promotion for a Chinese ceramic cookware company.
A few years ago, she and her team not being happy about the truth Miriams Earthen Cookware reveals about the composition of the ceramic material, approached us to demanding we give her all our information, we refused, she called the lab (UMASS Amherst), and they refused, and she took to writing a blog filled with falsehood about Miriams Earthen Cookware, just as she threatened she would.
What you read is an article sponsored by competition selling ceramic cookware. The ceramic material has over 70 to 200 different chemicals, and they’re trying hard to put down our efforts in making cookware from a 100% pure and non-toxic material. Some of the commentators on that article are employees of the company itself.
MEC clay is harvested from land that is verified as not used for farming for more than 200 years. We’ve researched the history of the land going back since the early 18th century. Also note, primary clay is soil that cannot be used for farming, because of how hard it gets in the summer (the rigidness of the clay does not allow for the root system to grow). And primary clay does not take to itself any environmental toxins, it is naturally non-toxic. It does not take to itself anything that is not part of it naturally. Our clay is harvested from 25 feet below the surface.
Glycophosphate is a herbicide made and marketed by Monsanto since the 1970’s. It has been used in farming after 1974. If at all present in soil, it is found on land used for farming on the top soil (up to 10 inches to 1 foot from the surface).
Our clay does not contain Glycophosphates, it is fully tested and the test results are published online.
Arsenic is a foreign element and is not part of primary clay. In some populated areas, because of vehicular pollution, modernization and industrial tailing (disposal), the top soil close to such areas may contain trace amounts of arsenic. MEC clay is harvested from un-polluted, non-inhabited lands, verified to have no industries with toxic tailing for a 15-20 mile radius. As you can see on the test results MEC clay has NO Arsenic (0.0 ppm). And it is also the only cookware with NO Lead, NO Cadmium, etc. All others can only claim to be Lead/cadmium/arsenic Free which means they still contain lead, arsenic and cadmium at varying degrees.
Again, MEC clay does not contain any toxins, contaminants, metals or oxides. The “proprietary information” the writer suggests we didn’t show her is published on our site for all to view.
Please note that as we keep addressing her fear mongering, she comes up with new names of elements. To this, we’d like to clarify once and for all that Miriam’s Earthen Cookware is 100% pure and primary clay. No toxins whatsoever is in the raw material nor is added during any of the making processes. Everything that is extractable from the clay is seen in the test results.